American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An epidermal scale, as that associated with dandruff.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, dandruff; scurf; porrigo; in the plural, scales like bran, as of the skin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Scurf; dandruff.
- From Latin furfur ("bran"), reduplication of *fur, from *gʰur-, metathesis of Proto-Indo-European *gʰrus- (compare Lithuanian grū́sti ("to grind (barley)"), Ancient Greek χρως (chrōs, "skin, husk")). (Wiktionary)
- Latin, bran, scales. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Today in the Snell-Pym nursery a.k.a Jeans bedroom Jean asked Mummy for a film so Mummy asked furfur if he could bring some films with him when he came to see us.”
“Mom awlwayz sed tu wear kleen unnerwear in case yor in uh aksident, but ai fink ai taik it wun step furfur.”
“Dandruff results from inflammation of the scalp as well as from a fungus called Malassezia furfur, formerly called Pityrosporum ovale stellar work by the ad agency that changed that name.”
“= Scurf = — “furfur or furfura” — is a formation depending on the natural and healthy exfoliation of the skin on every part of the body on which hair or down grows, but most extensive and observable on the scalp, on account of the abundance and darker color of the hair there.”
“Among the diseases of the scalp attention is given to alopecia, dandruff (_furfur_), tinea caries and various pustular affections, fanus (favus), rima, spidecia, achora, etc.”
“To a vegetable fungus -- the _microsporon furfur_.”
“It is believed that such cases are variously due to the trichophyton of ringworm, to the microsporon furfur of tinea versicolor, to the microsporon minutissimus of erythrasma, and to other parasites.”
“The meal don't is valuable better than the furfur. '' ”
“_Microsporon furfur_, vegetable parasite of skin 478”
“Sed explicit pourquoi furfur macrum et parvum lac,”
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